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'Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three'. But it's dangerous being a Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds her nest with him. He even ends up on a fire! Join Stick Man on his troublesome journey back to the family tree.

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22nd November '14
Read to a child aged
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
Loved the illustrations and the learning outcomes which are entailed.
9th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
This is another classic by Julia Donaldson. The story is about a stick man that gets lost after venturing too far from the family tree. The tale is both funny and touching and has a great ending. 
19th February '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Despite owning this in board book format for the last 4 years or so, Lucas still chose to bring home the paperback version from the school library.  It is such a classic tale and the addition of Santa as a cast member means it's guaranteed to appeal.  The slightly bigger paperback version means slightly bigger text/illustrations etc so easier to read 
19th August '16
I read it to Jamie11 aged 5 aged 5
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
This is one of my children's favourite books. They have enjoyed it since they were toddlers and still enjoy it now. The writing is brilliant with lots of rhyming and repetition as is familiar from other Julia Donaldson books. The illustrations are fantastic. You really warm to the character of Stick man. It is particularly lovely to read this at Christmas as Santa is in it. 
20th September '16
I read it to Montymoo aged 5 aged 5
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
Such a lovely story!!! Poor stick man!!!!! He gets lost and these pesky humans keep using him for all sorts of things!! It's very xmassy too!! Also we adore the film too. It goes without saying that the illustrations are magical!! 
5th September '16
I read it to Missmoo aged 5 aged 5 & to Locket aged 2 aged 2
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
This book is a Christmassy book but we love to read it all year round, it's such a easy read which always lulls my two off to sleep in no time 
31st May '18
I read it to M1m1louise aged 8 aged 8 , to O11ie aged 7 aged 7 , to Georgepickle aged 0 months aged 0 & to Henn aged 4 aged 4
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
We love this book. The rhyming makes it so appealing and the illustrations are hilarious. There are lots of things happening in the background and the rhyming means it's great for new readers to try their hand at. Great book. 
18th April '17
I read it to Spencer aged 6 aged 6 & to Lolly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We love Stick Man - poor Stick Man has a hard time of it as he gets lost on adventures, which are not of his own making, and tries to find his way back to his family tree.
17th December '14
I read it to dinosaur man aged 2 aged 2
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
This must be our favourite Julia Donaldson book. It is so clever! A stick which is actually shaped as a man is lost from home & his stick family and used as a whole variety of things eg a stick for a dog, a pooh stick & a snowman arm. He goes on quite an adventure! We like reading it at Christmas time as Santa features as part of the story. The rhymes & pictures by Axel Scheffler are brilliant as usual. One to keep forever.
10th December '16
I read it to Sutton oak ce nursery. aged 3 to 4
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
Amazing book to share with nursery class. Even reluctant boys engaged and asked for the story again and again. Would highly recommend this book for young children. Fantastic ! 
4th October '17
I read it to BellaCam aged 6 aged 6 & to LeoCam aged 3 aged 3
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
This is our favourite book by Julia Donaldson. Great storyline and illustrations. Poor stick man gets lost and tries to make it home and has some adventures along the way. My kids love the short film made from this book too. Wonderful rhyming and fun to read.
15th January '18
I read it to Copperkettle13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My 4 year old son loves the rhyming words and has learnt some of the sentences off by heart which is fab as we are both taking turns to “read” it. It’s a beautifully illustrated book with lots of details. A very enjoyable read.
6th March '17
I read it to Kane_lfc aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is incredible. I have read it to every child I have come across and many children have said it is their favourite book. We also buy it as a gift for every child in the family and it really has also helped many reluctant readers in my class to begin to enjoy reading. Julia Donaldson has done a fab job yet again and the use of rhyme makes it really catchy for children. Cannot wait for the next book!
25th June '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Callum2010 aged 7 aged 7 & to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Another classic from Julia Donaldson. Her and Axel produce the most magnificent books together. Very touching! 
5th July '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Stickman lives in the family tree with his wife and children three..... until he's chased on his morning jog and starts an adventure that seems him float down a river, be weaved into a swan's nest, travel out to sea, become the mast of a sandcastle.... and ultimately help Santa delivering presents at Christmas before reuniting with his family. A really different book, with lots of vocab, locations, and lovely rhymes. Provides so much to talk about. Look out for the hidden gruffalo on the Christmas tree. Possibly my favourite Donaldson/Scheffler book.
23rd September '17
I read it to Graceclark aged 8 aged 8 & to Archieclark aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Just fabulous! Santa saves the day 
16th January '18
I read it to samy aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Julia Donaldsons book are enjoyed by children and adults alike, the rhymes are so fun to read and the stories usually teach a good moral.
This is another classic from Julia which i highly recommend.
27th July '16
I read it to fran aged 4 aged 4 & to sebby aged 1 aged 1
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
A must for every family! This funny story is easy to read and rolls off the tongue with its rhyming storyline.
It follows a stick man on his way home after getting lots.
Illustration although very good was a bit dark so some things are hard for little ones to make out.
We got this in hard back so out youngest could explore the book without tearing it up!
29th March '16
Charliechuc read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
I can read this on my own but I still like it when my mum reads it to me before bed - I love the book and now I have watched it on tv and xmas I can imagine more.
2nd February '18
I read it to Nathanwall aged 2 aged 2 & to Ellawall aged 5 aged 5
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
My daughter loves this story,  she first read it at nursery when she was 2 and was obsessed,  she's now 5 and it's still one of her favourites. The illustrations are lovely and she became really invested in what would happen to poor stick man.
6th September '18
I read it to Reubes aged 4 aged 4
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
The stick man is a heart warming story. My four year old asks for this book most nights ! The stick man lives with his family in a tree but one day his day is turned upside down as he is taken away from his family , the book follows his journey in trying to get Home.  Another fantastic family book . 
14th October '17
I read it to JMagill aged 8 aged 8 , to OMagill aged 6 aged 6 & to LMagill aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This is a book that I know will be read over and over again in our family. My boys absolutely loves this story, which tells of stick mans adventures to get back home. And what better way than to be by Santa! A lovely story that will really capture any child's imagination. Great illustrations too. 
23rd January '15
Read to a child aged 5
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
I really liked the pictures they were very colourful. And lots detail in them. I thought it was very sad that stick man got lost so far from home and that everyone used him for things and didn't even ask him who he was they just picked him up. And i got very sad near the end when he was out in the snow lonely and when the girl picked him up and put him in the fire i was worried he wouldn't wake up and he would get burnt and die. It was a very nice surprise that he got woke up by santa as i never knew he would be in the story. I was very happy that because he helped santa get unstuck from the chimney santa helped him get home again. It was a happy ending. I will read this book again and again. I think other children my age will like it to.
19th March '15
Read to a child aged 3
Stick Man 9781407108827
5 stars
Stick Man, by far and away our favourite Julia Donaldson book. Stick Man goes for a jog, but gets chased by a dog, his adventures takes him further away from has Stick Lady love and his stick children three... But all ends well, when Stick Man comes to the rescue! Wonderfully illustrated by the legend that is Axel Scheffler. I can also recommend the stage version of Stick Man, funny with great songs which children of 2+ will love.
14th September '16
I read it to Azaria aged 4 aged 4 & to Ryden aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I read this book to my children, it mentions Christmas but my children love it all year round. You really can't go wrong with Julia Donaldson and especially when she teams up with Adel Scheffler! Lovely story and lovely artwork.
25th December '14
Read to a child aged 4
Stick Man 9781407108827
4 stars
My son loved this book, very sweet story focusing on what's most important - being with your loved ones. My son was thrilled when stickman was reunited with his 'lady love and stick children three' thanks to father Xmas. Great opportunity to explain new vocabulary and even meant he wanted to play a game of poo sticks after hearing the story. We visited the artist to many of Julia Donaldson's books at an exhibition at B'ham art gallery & museum and this was the book he choose to take & get signed along with a hand drawn pic of stickman himself by Axel! It's a lovely story, great to read to children as it has the usual Julia Donaldson rhythm/rhyme which children love & will remain a firm favourite as they begin learning to read it for themselves.
3rd February '17
I read it to ethanispanda aged 5 aged 5
Stick Man 9781407108827
4 stars
My 5yo son loves this book and goes back to it again and again. It is enjoyable to share with him but I prefer some of Julia Donaldson's other books - room on the broom and the gruffalo - which my son also loves.
11th May '18
I read it to Vicky1 aged 3 aged 3
Stick Man 9781407108827
3 stars
I didn’t really understand the story to well and it didn’t keep my daughters interest 
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